Analyst: Disney to Benefit from Scale of Fox Transaction

There’s several advantages for Disney in its decision to purchase a large percentage of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets for $52.4 billion, but one standout minus is the apparent lack of sports content that will be picked up in the deal, according to Pivotal Research Gro... More

Oracle Execs: Strong Cloud Performance Gave Company a Q2 Lift

Continued strong cloud performance provided Oracle with a boost to its results for the second quarter (ended Nov. 30), according to CEO Safra Catz. “Customer adoption of our cloud products and services continues to be very strong,” while Oracle’s on-premise business “r... More

Content Protection Summit: NexGuard’s Nakano Looks at Piracy’s Costs

Earlier this year, Nagra, the content protection sister company of watermarking specialist NexGuard, came up with an interesting figure around piracy: Take one out of four people pirating content, and convert theme to legitimate content subscribers, and the result could add rough... More

DWA, MSI: Better Collaboration Needed Between WM Detection, Monitoring Systems

Better collaboration between the companies that provide watermark detection and monitoring services is drastically needed today to help put the kibosh on piracy, especially when it comes to live broadcasts, according to the Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA) and Media Science In... More

Thinklogical Advisor: M&E Companies Should Protect Content Like a National Secret

Media and entertainment (M&E) companies have a lot to learn from military and intelligence security initiatives, and it would be a great idea to start handling M&E content like national secrets, according to Thinklogical advisor Curtis Staples. Members of the military ... More

Sony Exec: New Media Solutions Division to Take Advantage of Soaring Cloud Acceptance

NEW YORK — Sony has created a new Media Solutions Division within its Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) group to better meet demands for cloud services and take advantage of the enormous opportunities that the cloud provides, according to John Studdert, VP of the new divisi... More

Putting Out the Fire of Content Security

The recent CDSA Content Protection Summit was memorable for more than just the tragic fires spreading throughout the Los Angeles area that morning. From a programming standpoint, here’s a big shout out to our many presenters and panelists who participated. More than 260 attende... More

Convergent Risks: Everything You Wanted to Know About GDPR (But Were Afraid to Ask)

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the biggest shakeup to European privacy laws in more than two decades, but it’s not just European media and entertainment (M&E) companies that need to familiarize themselves with rules before compliance is requ... More

Ooyala Study: Mobile Video Plays Hit New High

More than 58% of all video plays worldwide came via mobile devices in the third quarter of 2017, the sixth straight quarter mobile devices accounted for more than half of all online video starts, according to a new study from streaming video services provider Ooyala. That 58% ... More

Content Protection Summit: Avid, Azure Tout Benefits of Secure Content Workflows in the Cloud

There’s a wide range of benefits to shifting editorial and other creative workloads to the cloud, including enhanced security, according to Avid and Microsoft Azure. Editorial in particular is “just a natural fit just because of the scale requirements” and desire to “b... More